Friday, October 4, 2013

the everlasting eggs

Mother of Seven, Absent

Broken, Mother (front and rear)

Great, Grandfather (no relation)

Cracked Vanity, Grandmother

Work Description: I have been drawing on eggs since childhood, a rich, feminine tradition especially around Easter in my native Czech Republic. As a child I was greatly aware of the egg shell’s frailty as my clumsy hands worked the surface, breaking dozens in the process. In my art making, the egg is a metaphor for the fragility of human life as I represent the portraits of my ancestors. 

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